Juanito moved to New York to follow his dream of being a big actor. Years have passed and he didn't achieve the success, he expected and spends his life working in different jobs to survive...
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Juanito moved to New York to follow his dream of being a big actor. Years have passed and he didn't achieve the success, he expected and spends his life working in different jobs to survive. One day his cousin Jorge arrives to visit him, expecting Juanito to be a successful man. However, through living together they will discover the truth about each other.Written by
Elvira Lindo started working on the screenplay eight years prior to the making of the movie, and worked closely with Javier Cámara in modeling his character. See more »
When JoJo boards the train to go to Boston, she does so at Grand Central Terminal. However, that station only has commuter trains. To go to Boston by rail, she would have had to use Penn Station. See more »
As a whole the film is very good. It has an excellent pace and plot; it's a pleasure to see it, the dialogue is always dynamic and very creative, à la Woody Allen but not copycat except for the Brooklyn Bridge shot. The cultural contrasts between the two cultures are clever and funny. A plus: NO clichéd, unnecessary, sex scenes. My favorite character was the Argentinian, well written part, extremely real, very good actor. Javier Cámara, one of my favorite Spanish actors, since his magnificent work in Almodovar's "Hable con ella," overacts a bit, probably trying to hard --paradoxically--- to get close to the character, and ends up playing himself but his character is written as such a generous man that the audience continuous watching with pleasure. In certain situations the screenplay reaches farcical levels, but this is to be expected in Allen-influenced writing. A very enjoyable movie, no pretenses, for the love of the art. I hope this team gets together again.
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